Finding Your Next Great Graphic Novel

  • Posted on: 5 November 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

Our libguides can be a powerful tool to connect you with materials from our catalog and expanding your knowledge on a variety of topics. Whether you're looking for the next book to read in a series, the latest release of your favorite character, looking to jump into comics for the first time or just looking for something completely different, our Graphic Novel Libguide will help you navigate our ever-growing collection and find the perfect title to read. From the homepage you can view a scrolling gallery of some of the newest titles adding to the collection, instructions on how to put individual volumes of a series on hold, links to catalog lists as well as to other resources. From there, the Where To Start? page offers some great jumping on points:

  • Adaption & Media Tie-Ins - Featuring titles in our collection based on television, movies, podcasts and more!
  • Banned Comics - Featuring titles that have been challenged and banned for various reasons and books pertaining to the storied history of censorship in comics.
  • Beginner's Guide to Comics - Titles featuring origin stories or easy jumping on points for new readers.
  • Best of 2019 - A curation of lists around the web of the very best titles from 2019 (to date).
  • Best of 2018 - A curation of lists around the web of the very best titles from 2018.
  • Best of 2017 - A curation of lists around the web of the very best titles from 2017.
  • Best of 2016 - A curation of lists around the web of the very best titles from 2016.
  • Eisner Awards - A listing of recipients of the Will Eisner Award for comic excellence and the category they were nominated for. 
  • The Greatest Stories Ever Told - Showcasing some of the more famous and influential stories ever told.
  • Harvey Awards - A listing of the recipients of the Harvey Award and the category they were nominated for. 

Following that, the next landing page is Read by Genre which showcases all the different genres that our collection has to offer and on the left hand side of both this page and each of the genre specific pages are listings of all the complete series we currently have available in the catalog. The fiction pages are further separated by vintage (pre-2000), modern (post 2000), and manga titles while the non-fiction pages is broken up by Dewey Decimal category fields: